Akram Khater

Apr 16, 2018  |  An-Nahar

Khayrallah Center Seeks to Promote Lebanon’s Cultural Heritage

NC State's Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies was featured in An-Nahar, a leading Arabic-language daily newspaper published in Lebanon.

Dec 11, 2017  |  The New Arab

Lebanese Expats Can Now Vote From Abroad, So What’s Stopping Them?

Lebanese citizens living abroad can now vote in the country's parliamentary elections, but the response so far has been mixed. Akram Khater, director of the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at NC State, provides perspective.

Oct 18, 2017

Khayrallah Center Awards Khayrallah Prize to Lebanese Author

The Khayrallah Center is pleased to announce that Lebanese author Charif Majdalani is the recipient of the 2017 Khayrallah Prize. 

Sep 20, 2017  |  NC State News

Interactive Tool Offers Window Into History of Arab-Americans in NYC

Interactive, online tool allows scholars and the public to better understand the long history of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants to the United States.

Mar 27, 2017

Informing Today’s Discourse on Immigration

At NC State’s Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, historian Akram Khater and other researchers use data to share the clearest, most honest histories of Arab-Americans.

Mar 20, 2017  |  Chicago Tribune

Counting Americans: A new Mideast box on census is sensitive

"Without this kind of Census data, people just assume that Arabs or Muslims simply appeared on the scene after 9/11," Akram Khater, director of NC State's Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, told the Chicago Tribune. Khater served on the Census's advisory panel. "To me you don't find safety in hiding."

Mar 9, 2017  |  Pacific Standard

The Syrian Migrant Crisis You’ve Never Heard of — And Why It Matters Today

“We’ve been here a long time, and in fact we are very much part of the fabric of what makes this country what it is today,” says Akram Khater, a history professor at North Carolina State University. In an article by the Pacific Standard, Khater and others speak on the past and present of immigration from the middle east.

Oct 30, 2014

Celebrating the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

NC State recently celebrated an exceptionally generous $8.1 million gift to endow the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Representing the largest single gift in the history of the college, the Khayrallahs are creating the first privately endowed center at NC State, and the world’s first center on Lebanese culture and history outside of Lebanon. Enjoy pictures from the event where the gift was announced.

Oct 14, 2014

$8.1M Gift Endows Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

A gift to establish the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies will firmly establish NC State as the premier research and outreach center on the Lebanese Diaspora. The gift is the largest single gift in the history of the college and the first privately endowed center at NC State.